The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.